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KQED 9: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Channels 9.1 •  54.2, 25.1 | XFINITY 9 and HD 709

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23092] (original broadcast date: 4/25/17)
    * we continue to look at President Trump's first 100 days with Dan Balz, chief correspondent at The Washington Post.
    * John Kasich, governor of Ohio and a former presidential candidate. He reflects on the 2016 presidential campaign in his new book, "Two Paths: America Divided or United."
    * Frances FitzGerald. She traces the history of the American evangelical movement in her new book, "The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 1:00 am
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#104H] Sugar Tongue Slim For STS, wordplay is a way of life; hip-hop lines his pockets, poetry feeds his soul.
    Bruce Metcalf - Master fine art jeweler Bruce Metcalf refuses to use the traditional metals and gems in his work, finding them all a little too... precious.
    Fear of the Known - For generations, the early 20th century American writer H.P. Lovecraft has been terrifying readers. We find out how.
    duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 1:30 am
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1008H] Kingston 11 Cuisine, 31st Union and the Campton Pl For a blend of Jamaican and Californian flavors using local and organic ingredients, take a trip to the Caribbean oasis at Kingston 11 Cuisine in Oakland. Local artisans gather together to supply simply-prepared fresh-food in sustainable surroundings in San Mateo at 31st Union. Our last dining destination serves a Cal-Indian menu that combines classical French cooking techniques with fresh local ingredients at The Campton Place Restaurant in San Francisco. duration 24:34   STEREO TVG
  • 2:00 am
    Command and Control: American Experience [#2808] Discover the terrifying truth behind one of America's most dangerous nuclear accidents - the deadly 1980 incident at an Arkansas Titan II missile complex - in this chilling, minute-by-minute account of the long-hidden story. duration 1:56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Frontline [#3415H] The Fish On My Plate Journalist and author Paul Greenberg (Four Fish; American Catch) spends a year eating only fish. From farmed fish in Norway to the biggest wild fishery in the world off Peru, he travels to investigate the health of the ocean - as well as his own. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:30 am
    Incommon with Mike Leonard [#102H] Acceptance Life is about accepting ourselves, unfamiliar cultures, different races, new ideas, change. But can a tony suburb on Chicago's north shore accept the unconventionality of grown men playing wiffle ball in Mike's front yard every Sunday -- in a makeshift ballpark he created himself? Is this crazy? Is this acceptable among the well-manicured lawns of a well-traveled street? What about accepting challenges and opportunities? INCOMMON visits Uganda, Africa for perspective on how one aspiring filmmaker confronts cultural, technological and geographic obstacles. Winnetka to Uganda to Israel -- Mike connects the journey across continents with the common ground of sports, friendship, creativity and play! Arab and Israeli children bond as teammates in a sports camp in Israel set amidst swirling sectarian violence just outside their oasis of peace. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! [#137H] Minnie Meerkat/Leaves * Minnie Meerkat - Sally and Nick are planning to camp out in the backyard, but there are some scary noises out there! Not to worry, The Cat's friend Minnie Meerkat can teach them all about camping safe. Off to Peekaboo Plains where a group of meerkats show them how they make their camp safe every night. Now Sally and Nick know what to do to feel safe in the backyard. And it doesn't hurt to have the best lookout ever - The Cat in the Hat!
    * Leaves - Nick and Sally are going to make a leaf collage of Cat, but the leaves they have aren't the right shape, they need different ones.It's off to Kaloo-Kalee for some leaf collecting! There, they learn that leaves help trees make food, and that's why it's best not to pick the leaves from the branches. They collect fallen leaves from three different trees with very different leaves. Now they have everything they need to make their picture of Cat, and even one for Fish!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 6:30 am
    Arthur [#1203] D.W.'s Stray Netkitin/Bats in the Belfry * D.W.'S Stray Netkitin - D.W. is panicked when a "Scary Clown" virus ruins the Read family computer. Who will take care of her virtual Netkitin pet? "Tickly" needs her hair brushed just so and will only eat Net Nibbles! So D.W. turns to Arthur and Emily for help - but is she really ready to give up control?
    * Bats in the Belfry - Arthur and D.W. are thrilled when Grandma Thora lets them turn her attic into a clubhouse. They each have their own fantasy vision of what it should look like... but their argument is interrupted by the appearance of a very real bat! Will the bat threaten their new play space? Or can they appreciate meeting this unfamiliar creature?
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 7:00 am
    Wild Kratts [#423H] Cheetah Adopted Martin and Chris are creature adventuring on the African savannah when they encounter a warthog mom and her piglets. But they notice something odd. One of the piglets is the cheetah cub Spotswat! It's up to the Kratt Bros to find out why this cub has been adopted into the warthog family and to reunite him with his mother, Blur. Science Concept: Interspecies relationships. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 7:30 am
    Ready Jet Go! [#121H] So Many Moons/Project Pluto "So Many Moons" - When Mindy is concerned that the possible addition of a younger sibling to her family might be a challenge, Jet says imagine having a family with more than 60 siblings! That's what it's like for the 67 moons of Jupiter. Curriculum: Kids may think that a planet would only have one moon, maybe two. But the larger outer planets, the gas giants, have many moons - Jupiter and Saturn leading the count with more than 60 moons each! What's more, the moons of Jupiter are not all just round, gray rocks - they are extremely varied, from volcanic Io, covered with volcanic activity; to Europa, with an icy surface covering an underground ocean; to Ganymede, a moon so large it's actually bigger than the planet Mercury! "Project Pluto" - When Mindy is excited about presenting her kid model of Pluto for school show and tell, the other kids don't want to disappoint her by breaking the news to her that Pluto is not a planet. Curriculum: Pluto is no longer considered a planet; astronomers in the scientific community re-classified Pluto as a planetoid. It is one of five "planetoids," or "dwarf planets. There are three criteria a celestial body must meet in order to be considered a planet: it must orbit the Sun, have enough mass, and "clear the neighborhood." duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 8:00 am
    Nature Cat [#105H] Cave Conundrum/Daisy's Colossal Fossil * Cave Conundrum - While playing catch, Hal's beloved flying disc Harold is accidentally flung into a cave. Oh no! Hal is so worried for his toy! Nature Cat, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal must venture into the cave to find Harold, and along the way learn a little bit about cave exploration.
    * Daisy's Colossal Fossil - While digging in her garden, Daisy unearths a giant fossil, which belonged to a Wooly Mammoth! Wondering about what life was like back then leads Daisy's imagination to take over as she and her pals go back to explore prehistoric times!
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY
  • 8:30 am
    Curious George [#120] The Clean, Perfect Yellow Hat/Bee Is for Bear * The Clean, Perfect Yellow Hat -The yellow hat comes back from the dry cleaners so beautiful and clean that George can't help wanting to show it off to Compass the pigeon. But a little wind and an errant branch create a hole that needs to be fixed before The Man with the Yellow Hat comes home and finds it.
    * Bee is for Bear - While exploring the country, George meets up with a baby bear and a stinging bee. No one believes that George has seen a bear, but they do try to help George learn more about bees. It takes a helping hand from the baby bear to save the bunnies from the bees and to prove to everyone that George knows a bear when he sees one.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:00 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#217H] So Many Feelings/Daniel's Many Feelings * So Many Feelings - Daniel is playing at school with Katerina and Prince Wednesday, but Prince Wednesday won't stop pretending to be a scary bear. That makes Daniel feel mad...but he's surprised to learn that Katerina and Prince Wednesday don't feel the same way. Daniel realizes the importance of sharing how you feel with your friends. < br>* Daniel's Many Feelings - Daniel is helping Dad with errands around the Neighborhood and Daniel identifies his many feelings as the day unfolds. It's amazing how many different things you can feel in one day! Strategy: It helps to say what you're feeling. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 9:30 am
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [#223H] Daniel and Margaret Visit the Farm/Fireflies and Fireworks * Daniel and Margaret Visit the Farm - Daniel heads to the Neighborhood Farm where Chrissie is riding a horse. When Chrissie encourages Daniel to take a turn, Daniel is nervous about riding a horse for the very first time. He soon learns that having a friendly hand to hold can help you face your fears!
    * Fireflies and Fireworks - Daniel and his family are enjoying a picnic in the backyard when they get some unexpected visitors - fireflies! Margaret gets scared, but big brother Daniel is there to hold her hand during this new experience. Later, there is a fireworks show and it's Daniel who needs a helping hand for this new experience. Strategy: When something is new, holding a hand can help you.
    duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 10:00 am
    Splash and Bubbles [#103H] Cleaner of the Kelp/How Bubbles Got Her Moves Back While playing in the kelp forest, Splash, Bubbles and Dunk meet Tidy the Garibaldi Fish, who is the self-appointed Kelp Forest Ranger. Tidy has been taking the kids' shells as they play in the forest, because he likes to keep everything clean and tidy. / Bubbles injures her fin and has trouble swimming, but still wants to move around, so she begins trying all of the methods that other creatures on the reef use to move. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 10:30 am
    Sesame Street [#4607H] The Best Friend Band Elmo and Abby learn how to compromise and combine their two favorite songs, creating the Best Friend Song. Also featuring "That's Music" song with 5th Harmony, Murray had a little lamb-music school, and Elmo's World-violins. Brought to you by the letter M and the number 5. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:00 am
    Dinosaur Train [#101H] Valley of the Stygimolochs/Tiny Loves Fish * Valley of the Stygimolochs - Buddy wonders if he'll grow horns when he gets older, so Mrs. Pteranodon takes him to visit some dinosaurs called Stygimoloch, who have really impressive horns.
    * Tiny Loves Fish - After Mr. Pteranodon teaches the kids his fishing method, Buddy and Tiny work together as a team to catch fish in the Big Pond.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 11:30 am
    Peg + Cat [#215H] Another Train Problem/The Odd Sea Another Train Problem - The Peg + Cat Express. Albert Einstein's prize is missing! The clues point to everyone aboard the Peg + Cat Express. Primary Content: Deduction Secondary Content: Doubling. The Odd Sea -The Ocean / Odd Sea. Peg and Cat help the great Odysseus navigate the odd beasts and odd numbers of the Odd Sea. Primary Content: Odd and even numbers Secondary Content: Adding or subtracting 1 from an even number to get to an odd number. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Super Why! [#322H] The Princess Who Loved Mud Pig's big brothers are building houses with their blocks, but Pig wants to build something different. To solve this problem, the Super Readers jump into the musical book The Princess Who Loved Mud, where they meet Princess Reece. She'd rather jump in the mud than have tea parties and dance, but the other princesses don't like mud at all. The Super Readers will have to help Princess Reece find a way to be herself while playing with her friends. Educational Objectives: To learn that it's okay for kids to be unique and play in their own way. Kids will sing the alphabet and identify the letters D, I, R, and T. They'll practice the magic of spelling and learn the word UNIQUE. Then they'll use the power to read to change the story and save the day. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 12:30 pm
    Thomas & Friends [#1109H] Going Underground Marion and the Pipe - One day while repairing an embankment, Marion strikes something hard and insists it must be the mast of a Viking ship. It looks like a water pipe to Thomas, but Marion is adamant that it isn't. The next day Thomas notices flooding near the bank. Marion has to admit her mistake and help prevent an accident. Educational Objectives: demonstrating responsibility, teamwork, helping others, expressing thanks. Missing Gator - Percy misses his friend Gator and keep thinking about the good times they had together. Percy is sad, so the other engines advise him to keep busy to take his mind off it. Percy rushes about trying to keep busy, but he loses control of some trucks. The trucks roll into an old mine. Percy is too frightened to go in after them until he remembers what Gator taught him about being brave! Educational Objectives: being aware of others' feelings, being helpful, being a good friend. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:00 pm
    Sesame Street [#4607H] The Best Friend Band Elmo and Abby learn how to compromise and combine their two favorite songs, creating the Best Friend Song. Also featuring "That's Music" song with 5th Harmony, Murray had a little lamb-music school, and Elmo's World-violins. Brought to you by the letter M and the number 5. duration 28:46   STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 1:30 pm
    Dinosaur Train [#101H] Valley of the Stygimolochs/Tiny Loves Fish * Valley of the Stygimolochs - Buddy wonders if he'll grow horns when he gets older, so Mrs. Pteranodon takes him to visit some dinosaurs called Stygimoloch, who have really impressive horns.
    * Tiny Loves Fish - After Mr. Pteranodon teaches the kids his fishing method, Buddy and Tiny work together as a team to catch fish in the Big Pond.
    duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
  • 2:00 pm
    Splash and Bubbles [#103H] Cleaner of the Kelp/How Bubbles Got Her Moves Back While playing in the kelp forest, Splash, Bubbles and Dunk meet Tidy the Garibaldi Fish, who is the self-appointed Kelp Forest Ranger. Tidy has been taking the kids' shells as they play in the forest, because he likes to keep everything clean and tidy. / Bubbles injures her fin and has trouble swimming, but still wants to move around, so she begins trying all of the methods that other creatures on the reef use to move. duration 28:46   SRND51 TVY
  • 2:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17116H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • 3:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11814] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Charlie Rose [#23092] (original broadcast date: 4/25/17)
    * we continue to look at President Trump's first 100 days with Dan Balz, chief correspondent at The Washington Post.
    * John Kasich, governor of Ohio and a former presidential candidate. He reflects on the 2016 presidential campaign in his new book, "Two Paths: America Divided or United."
    * Frances FitzGerald. She traces the history of the American evangelical movement in her new book, "The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America."
    duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
  • 5:00 pm
    Nightly Business Report [#36083] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 pm
    BBC World News America [#17116H] duration 27:18   STEREO TVRE
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    PBS NewsHour [#11814] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    New Environmentalists [#2016H] From Peru to Tanzania The New Environmentalists share a common goal - safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. The film is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group's Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. duration 27:48   STEREO TVG
  • 7:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area [#1114H] Vegetarian House, Gracias Madre, Madras Cafe Vegetarians rejoice! The first Check, Please! Bay Area all-vegetarian show! Beginning in San Jose with international vegetarian selections delivered under the watchful eye of the supreme master at Vegetarian House. Next, fresh, organic ingredients meld together in Mexican vegan dishes at San Francisco's Gracias Madre. Finally, complex spices produce tantalizing aromas from the South Indian vegetarian spot in Sunnyvale, called Madras Cafe. duration 25:48   STEREO TVG
  • 8:00 pm
    Nature [#3410] Forest of the Lynx Forests are far more complex than previously imagined. The documentary, filmed in 4K, travels deep into the remote forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria - the largest area of wilderness in the Alps. Abandoned and unmanaged by man for close to a quarter of a century, the forest's dramatic cycle of growth and decay now rules the landscape. What appears at first to be devastation and destruction is in fact part of the fundamental process of the forest's regeneration and transformation back to its natural, primeval state. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    Nova [#4408H] Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb An international team of engineers races to construct a gargantuan dome to contain the lingering radioactive materials and crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, decades after being the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 10:00 pm
    Wild Weather Watch an innovative documentary that illustrates how weather works by performing brave, ambitious (even unlikely) experiments that show how nature transforms simple ingredients like wind, water and temperature into something spectacular and powerful. duration 56:46   SRND51 TVG
  • 11:00 pm
    Great Polar Bear Feast The Great Polar Bear Feast is the astonishing story of an annual natural phenomenon that occurs in early September on the north slope of the Arctic. Every year, up to eighty polar bears gather on the frozen shores, near the village of Kaktovik, to feast on the hunter-harvested bowhead whale remains. This extraordinary gathering is highly unusual not least because polar bears are known as solitary predators, rarely if ever moving in a group. Kaktovik is a small Inupiat hunting community. Perched on the edge of the world, it's inaccessible by road and locked in by frozen sea ice for 9 months of the year. But for the month of September, it becomes the centre of polar bear studies as scientists and wildlife photographers flock to the tiny town to observe the bears' unusual behaviour. How do the bears know to come to this remote island and at exactly this time of year? And what is happening to the polar bears of the South Beaufort Sea that is seeing so many of them desert the ice for land? The film has extraordinary access to the work of scientist Todd Atwood, the lead polar bear scientist for the US Geological Survey. He has estimated that there has been a 40% decline in the polar bears around the South Beaufort Sea since 2006. It is an extraordinary decline, and he is determined to find out why. Each spring he heads out by helicopter to find polar bears and their cubs on the ice, tranquilizes them, assesses their health and fits GPS tracking collars - some with tiny video cameras attached. With the help of this 'Polar-Cam' he is able to track the bears through the subsequent months, getting closer to the truth about their extraordinary lives than ever before. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 12:00 am
    Charlie Rose [#23093] duration 56:46   STEREO TVRE
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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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